The layout and color scheme for your site is decided by a preset template called a theme. Changing your theme is easy and allows for basic customizations of your site.
Login to u.osu.edu. First time users, please refer to the Getting Started Guide.
Once logged in, you are automatically taken to your dashboard. The dashboard contains default widgets which include the U.OSU welcome message, news feed, and terms of service, as well as a summary of your current account activity. On the left side of the page, you'll find a toolbar that remains in place regardless of where you go within the dashboard.
Click Appearance from the left navigation. The Themes page appears, showing your active theme at the top left.
The default theme for all U.OSU sites is OSU Light. Alternative themes are listed on the page.
To choose a new theme, hover over the theme and click Activate.
Once the activation is complete, a notification appears at the top of your screen with a link to visit your updated site. Click Live Preview to preview the change.
Longtime Wordpress users may notice that the list of available themes is limited. U.OSU is intended to meet general site creation needs for Ohio State faculty, staff, and students, rather than special and specific use-cases. To suggest additional themes or theme features, please fill out the Request a Feature form. We will consider whether your needs can be accommodated within the U.OSU service.